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Tag Archives: Obesity

Obesity is a Disease

Published on October 6, 2010

NIH defines obesity as a chronic, relapsing medical disease. There is a popular misconception that obesity is a weakness, that the patient should be able to control it. But let’s compare obesity to a couple of other chronic diseases like

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Excuses to make poor food choices

Published on October 1, 2010

To be a successful surgical weight loss patient, you have to make major changes in lifestyle and behavior. Not only do you have to make the changes, but you have to be committed to sticking to them People often start

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What is the biggest mistake people make when trying to lose weight?

Published on September 23, 2010

One of the biggest mistake people make when trying to lose weight is to skip meals, especially breakfast. In order to get your metabolism in gear, and convince your body that it is ok to let go of it’s stored

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Tips for getting started on an exercise program

Published on September 21, 2010

Often getting started on an exercise program is daunting to those who have been inactive for years. Here are a few tips that might make it easier. Remember there are all types of exercise and the old saying “no pain,

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Obesity and your bottom line

Published on September 14, 2010

Many employers are starting to feel the impact of obesity on their bottom line! Employees who are obese drive up the costs of health insurance because they are more likely to suffer from diabetes type II,cardiovascular disease and many other

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Obesity in Adolescents

Published on September 10, 2010

Did you know that one third of all children in the United States are overweight or obese? Diabetes,cardiovascular disease, hyperlipidemia and liver disease used to be considered adult diseases, but are now being seen in children in startling numbers. One

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Brain surgery for Morbid Obesity?

Published on September 8, 2010

I saw an interesting piece on tv yesterday about an experimental surgery for morbid obesity. Unlike traditional surgeries, which focus on the stomach and intestines, this surgery was performed on the hypothalmus part of a patient’s brain. Surgeons were attempting

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Morbid Obesity

Published on August 25, 2010

Ever wonder why we call it “Morbid Obesity” ? Morbid obesity is defined as having a BMI over 40, ( or weighing approximately 100 pounds over your ideal weight) There are over 300,000 deaths every year in this country that

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About: “French Women Don’t Get Fat”

Published on August 25, 2010

There is a popular book I read a while back called “French Women dont Get Fat” by Mireille’s Guiliano. This book talks a lot about the cultural differences in the way that the French and Americans view food, and the

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What is N.A.S.H.?

Published on August 11, 2010

NASH (nonalcoholicsteatohepatits) is often a “silent” liver disease. It resembles alcoholic liver disease, but occurs in people who drink little or no alcohol. The major feature of NASH is fat in the liver, along with inflammation and dammage. Most people

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